Committing to a daily regimen of skin care is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling vibrant and healthy all year round.
Here you will find four essential steps for daily skin care: cleanse, exfoliate, treat and moisturize.
You will also find some product recommendations that can be found in the WIFH store. These steps can be made as simple or as complex as you wish to make them.
The first step in any good skin care routine. A good cleanser will remove oil, dirt and makeup from the skin without the use of harsh chemicals or drying soaps.
You will want to choose a cleanser according to your skin type and condition. If you are not sure what skin type you have, a good place to start is with a cleanser designed for “all skin types”.
WIFH Green Tea Soothing Cleanser is safe for all skin types, gentle enough for sensitive skin yet effective enough for oily skin. Problem skin, like acne prone, dry or aging skin can all benefit from a Glycolic acid cleanser like WIFH Glycolic Cleanser Plus.
The gentle exfoliating action smoothes lines and removes buildup while it cleanses, making it a great choice for problem skin. Washing your face can sometimes seem like a hassle in situations where you may be traveling, at the gym or late at night.
WIFH’s Antioxidant Cleansing Pads were designed for convenience, to quickly and effectively remove oil and debris while leaving behind a rich blend of skin enhancing antioxidants. Having some cleansing wipes on hand are a great way to stay on track with your daily skin care.
Exfoliation is perhaps one of the most overlooked steps in skin care, yet most vital to achieving smooth, glowing skin. Buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin is one of the main culprits of clogged pores and a dull, dry complexion.
Clarisonic has made exfoliation as easy as the push of a button. The Clarisonic skincare brush has taken the world by storm one glowing face at a time.
The hand held brush delivers sonic frequencies of more than 300 movements per second to gently loosen dirt, oil and dead skin cells to clear your pores. It cleanses the skin more than twice as effectively as manual cleansing, shrinking pores and allowing products to absorb into the skin better.
The Clarisonic brush is meant to be used with a cleanser, so you can save time by combining the cleansing and exfoliating steps into one For skin prone to breakouts or very dry skin, an additional exfoliating scrub is recommended to use 1-2 times per week.
The WIFH Warming Face and Body Scrub combines a soothing heat to loosen impurities with deep pore exfoliation.
The treatment step will vary depending on your specific skin condition or concern. Many people have more than one concern and end up using several different treatments at once.
This can actually do more harm than good, causing irritation, inflammation and sensitivity. When in doubt, it is best to consult with a skin professional.
Two of the most common treatments are for acne and anti-aging. Acne treatments will typically contain Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid or a Retinol as an active ingredient.
WIFH ‘To the Rescue’ Acne Treatment Gel treats acne with a 10% Benzoyl Peroxide gel. The antibacterial and drying properties of Benzoyl Peroxide make it an effective spot treatment. Retinol is an active ingredient in many anti-aging and acne products.
WIFHs Retinol Repair Serum is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat both acne and signs of aging as well as other skin conditions. The gentle exfoliation properties help to unclog pores as well as combat aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisturize and Protect
The final step in your daily skin care routine should be to moisturize. The skin loses a lot of moisture throughout the day to environmental conditions as well as diet. One of the keys to keeping skin looking plump and youthful is to keep it well hydrated.
Dry skin shows lines and wrinkles much more than moisturized skin does, making this an important step for those concerned with combating or preventing signs of aging. Day creams will typically contain a sunscreen, with a higher SPF equaling more protection and less sun damage.
Jan Marini Skin Research Daily Face Protectant is a high quality day cream with an SPF of 30. WIFH Age Delay Triple Antioxidant Calming Cream is for all skin types, especially inflamed and sensitive skin.
WIFH Vitamin Enriched Moisturizer is another great choice for all skin types, highly moisturizing while being surprisingly light. Specialized creams for the eye and neck areas can be beneficial for anti aging.
Nectifirm is a hydrating and firming cream, specially formulated for the often neglected neck and upper chest area. Choosing the right products for your daily skin care routine can be a daunting and stressful task when faced with all the different product choices on the market today.
A skin care professional can assess your skin type and give you recommendations based on your skins needs. Armed with quality products and these four steps, you will be on your way to healthy, happy skin.